Today, we’re going to take a look at a very nice, very small knife option from Zieba Knives, the S1 Mini.
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Author: Nick Shabazz
Bruce… LOL. Great looking handle and overall nice looking knife. Clip looks fantastic. Why would I want a small knife that’s not slicey (looking at you, Pilar)? Hard to imagine that this would not be used primarily for slicing. Good review – I hadn’t see this knife before.
The knife has a staph infection! (lanyard hole)
Ya, maybe don’t google that.
I love the super complex grind!
Lol….”last thing on the GOOD side….this clip is GREAT”
My doctor said I have lanyard pox.
Is it contagious?
I DoN’t tHiNk sO!
Similarly silly cities
So Bruce , this knife cost $350 and has a shitty warranty ?
This would look great in damasteel.
I need a lanyard hole like I need a second butthole
Relieved to see a option worthy of consideration… Those CRKT Pieces are junk!
Thanks for the review and calling my attention to this company…love the scales (reminds me of my CKF Morrf 5), clip and backspacer..but that is not a bladeshape or thickness that I would buy in a knife that small, but that is just personal choice…where I REALLY have a problem with this is the price (I own just a few knives this expensive). $375? Are you kidding me? Look I understand and agree with you that manufacturing a quality small knife takes just as much time and effort as a larger knife. No problem…BUT.. Nick, that knife is off-center, choil misses, has a non-slicey blade, no detent ramp, and a bad warranty. These are all things that other manufacturers in a $375 price range get so right..as a matter of fact there are a lot of manufacturers selling knives waaaaaaay below $375 that get all of that stuff right. So this knife either needs to have all of those things attended to, to garner that price point..or it needs to be sold at a MUCH lower price. They went for a hit…and they got a double or maybe a triple at best, but not a homer in. Strangely…I kind of like the lanyard hole..and I am not even a lanyard guy. LOL!
I don’t know, I just have a hard time getting excited about any titanium frame lock flippers at this point. Regardless of how well executed, knives like this strike me as the answer to an un-asked question.
I’ve been waiting for this. Thanks
That is a ummmm artsy clip
Nice design, too small for Capt. Banana hands over here.
The busker is another of those “some day I will get one” knives for me. The price only being a small part of the reason, the big part being I will never decide how I want it done…
Always entertaining and fun Nick! Thanks for everything you do!
No left pocket clip?
Small in every dimension, Lord Nick, you sound like my X!
While the knife is not something I would personally carry, it has an interesting look overall; and KUDOS to Andrew for the knives you donate for charity, that is a stellar Gem of a man.
Was the S2 review deleted? I remember watching it some time back, but couldn’t find it again now.
$350 for a knife with the same EXACT handles as $40 TwoSun…. no no no no No NO no No NO
Ohh the Busker…. the feels
Busker just dated this video
Thank you Nick. I live in Florida, so I don’t need it to be under 2.5″ and I have slightly larger than average hands, but I just love 2.5″ knives. I was thinking about buying one of these and didn’t like the looks of the pocket clip (I drool when I see the devil’s tail on other Zieba knives. That’s probably my favorite clip on any knife), but figured it has a specific purpose. Thanks for the review and I agree with you about the warranty. It all changed very recently and I’m assuming it’s because of clones. I’m guessing that he started receiving many clones for repair and that started to piss him off. It certainly would piss me off if I was in his shoes, and I’m extremely easy going, so it takes a lot to piss me off. People I’ve heard from about customer service and actually talking to Zieba say nothing but good things. Anyway, I’ll eventually buy one of these. I bought an MS3 from KnifeCenter or BHQ (I don’t remember which one sells it and I bought it from and I don’t feel like checking on the internet which probably would’ve taken less time than writing this) less than a month ago. I love that knife, but I was very upset because the day after I received it they started selling a limited edition with heat treated burns on the handles which I would’ve loved to but instead. Oh well, that’s life. Anyway, I absolutely love my MS3!
Thanks for your reviews, especially because we pretty much have exactly the same tastes in blades, so everything you like I also like.
There’s a lot of pretitude in the fall-shutitude. But they’re so small they are similarly silly, especially given the pricytude.
Might as well have put a gut hook on it…
I’m not feeling that paperclip stop-pin